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Carnival of Business #16

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carnival1.gifWelcome to Consumerism Commentary and the 16th edition of the Carnival of Business. If you’re new to this website, feel free to read about me and this blog and peruse a collection of articles from the first half of this year. There were a number of submissions this week, and below you will find all those pertaining to business without any spam.

Unfortunately, I was close to completing this compilation and I accidentally clicked in the wrong place, resulting in my composition window closing. Therefore, rather than the word counts and comments I planned on including, you’ll get the basic information with only a smattering of comments. I have vetted the articles for quality and as of this posting, you won’t find spam or get-rich-quick schemes here. I also haven’t included articles that were not directly related to business. If there is a more appropriate Carnival for a submission, it was not included here. Here we go.

Productivity. Christine Kane presents 7 Great Reasons Not to Check Email til Noon posted at Christine Kane – Blog. I admit I am one who is ruled by email, comments, blogs, and even stats. I usually check some of the above first thing after waking.

Career. Dave Lorenzo presents Career Intensity Blog – David V. Lorenzo posted at Career Intensity Blog – David V. Lorenzo. David Lorenzo is the author of Career Intensity: Business Strategy for Workplace Warriors and Entrepreneurs.

Marketing. Jim Logan presents The Issue Isn’t Whether Or Not Your Business Should Blog. Jim has revised his earlier thoughts and now believe all business should be involved in e-commerce, not just those whose customers “traditionally” purchase the business’s goods or services online.

Career. Jeannie Bauer presents How A Bad Boss Improves Your Career posted at Bouncing Back. I’ve had bad bosses, and I have also found there is more to learn from them about interpersonal management.

Customer Relations. Supermom_in_ny presents Blockbuster Customer Service Nightmare! posted at Getting Out of Debt. Here’s a bad experience with clerks that is as upsetting as any of Kevin Smith’s stories.

Business Income. Free the Drones Blog presents Using E-Bay to Supplement Your Business.

White-Collar Crime. Tracy Coenen presents Woman gets prison time for stealing from employer posted at Sequence Inc.. It sounds like she’ll be punished more than CEOs who manage to steal millions of dollars. The lesson here is if you’re going to commit a crime, you better be well-connected.

Career. Brian Kim presents How to Find What You Love to Do. Brian says it’s not that hard to determine your passion if you set your mind to do so.

Benefits. David presents Giving incentives to employees..it’s not just the salary! posted at The Good Human. Here’s a good description of the many benefits companies can offer their employees.

Productivity. David Maister presents Start the Day Off Right! posted at Passion, People and Principles. Like Christine Kane’s submission above, David says the attitude you bring to work sets the tone for your productivity for the day.

Entrepreneurship. Benjamin Yoskovitz presents 5 Things I Never Forget After 10 Years as an Entrepreneur posted at I Got News For You. Benjamin has run a web and software development business and has a few tips for entrepreneurs.

Company Reviews. Free Money Finance presents The Best E-Broker for You. FMF reviews six brokers and promises to look at a seventh.

Business Income. Nick Tritt presents Listing Title Search Tags posted at Power Selling on eBay.

Planning. Nedra Weinreich presents The Insider’s Guide to Writing a Winning Proposal posted at Spare Change.

Planning. Mike presents 7 Ways to Destroy Your Business posted at OnlyOneMike.com.

Career. Matt Inglot presents Is It Wrong to be an Employee? posted at Matt Inglot.

Entrepreneur. Adnan presents Young Entrepreneur Tools: Domain Names and Hosting posted at Blogtrepreneur.

Marketing. Jonathan Shaw presents One podcast tops the rest posted at Foibles and Follies.

Planning. Daniel Scocco presents China and the Management Education posted at Innovation Zen.

Planning. Pawel Brodzinski presents Successful Projects posted at Software Project Management.

That’s it for this week’s edition of the Carnival of Business. Next week’s Carnival will be at Market Ventures. If you’re interested in participating or hosting, you can find more information here.

Updated December 20, 2011 and originally published August 7, 2006. If you enjoyed this article, subscribe to the RSS feed or receive daily emails. Follow @ConsumerismComm on Twitter and visit our Facebook page for more updates.

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Luke Landes, also known as Flexo, is the founder of Consumerism Commentary. He has been blogging and writing for the internet since 1995 and has been building online communities since 1991. Find out more about him and follow Luke Landes on Twitter. View all articles by .

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avatar Dave Jackson

Thanks for posting these links!

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avatar Carol

Thanks for all the useful articles. My problem is not having enough time to read all that I want to read. So I end up filing everything away for when I have more time. Well, we all know how that goes.

Any suggestions on how to manage the information overload? I’m swamped everyday.

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